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coming out of new jersey and new york in the wake of superstorm sandy, but one terrible story grabbed everyone's attention a mother and her two toddlers were stranded in a staten island neighborhood after the suv got stuck. the mom said she was holding on for dear life and knocked on a house pleading to be let. she was turned away add her sons were washed away. the bodies were found a quarter mile away. they questioned a man in the home where the woman said she was turned away. he said he never saw her only a man who asked to come outside to help. >> feel terrible for the woman and two children. >> did they find the children? i didn't even know. >> they found them. they found them dead. >> it's a tragedy, of course, absolutely. shouldn't have been on the road. >> a lot of people are and they look for help. >> there has nothing i can do. i'm not rescue worker. if would have been outside, i would have been dead. >> the two toddlers are among 88 people who lost their lives in the storm. 37 of those deaths were in new york city. >> when the lights went out, we heard a lot of stories. offi
, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> reporter: she's not alone. the hotel is packed with families, all displaced by sandy's rath. normally th
. >>> dozens killed and millions still without power in new york and new jersey in the wake of superstorm sandy. now that much of the water has drained away people are getting a better look at what's left behind and trying to cope with a new world of nearly freezing temperatures and total darkness. >> lost everything. you do the best you can. >> even in areas with power, there are, extremely long lines. there are not many gas stations open and those that have are not -- have not gotten back to normal. many drivers are spending hours trying to fill up with a tank of gas. officials say the storm is on track to be the second costliest storm in u.s. hirks with an estimated damage of some $50 billion. >>> that brings us to tonight's hot topic. the new york city marathon has been canceled. earlier today mayor michael bloomberg said the race was a go because it brought in so much resource but critics were opposed because resources would be diverted from those who need it. >>> well, it is now the most expensive cam pain in maryland ever. it is question seven. the stakes on the table will make the campa
much concern. as far as the storm, what's left of superstorm sandy, still in quebec. four or five days ago it made landfall. still linger gerg. both of these storms are dragging a lot of cold air through the power outage zone. it's been too difficult to stay in your houses with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. middle of the country, much of the nation not looking at any travel trouble today. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. plenty of sun shooin areas like memphis, tennessee and oklahoma city. beautiful weather for this november. anywhere near the lakes you're dealing with lake effects showers. areas like cleveland, 43. so, once again, yes, the next storm will move up the mid-atlantic through the northeast. mostly it will be all rain. the waves will be the only issue because there's no protection for any structure. >> cleanup efforts, just a pain. >> yes, it'll set everyone back by about a day. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> this weekend marks the final stretch a very long campaign. >> and after all that we've been through toget
interview about superstorm sandy. >> night vision cameras capture new york's superstorm blackout. >> total and complete darkness. >> as the first lady shares personal stories. >>> plus -- heartbreaking new images of the devastation and how the stars are raising money. ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ >> we just have to be there for each other. kristen stewart. robert pattinson. taylor lautner. >>> dr. phil is here with the story of the wannabe half-town bride. who's sabotaging her wedding? >> oh, my god.
rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
, of course, during superstorm sandy dropping buckets on the area. you see that tree fall and almost land right on top of that car. this is back on october 29th. according to police, the person in the car was not injured, but extremely lucky and they put this video out there to use it as an example to stay home when there are dangerous driving conditions due to weather. if you look close, almost looks like the power lines might have saved this person. the tree gets caught up, that is what slows it down. let's shoot over to wilmington, north carolina. what do you see there? clear red light. person in the video didn't see that, boom, huge three-car pileup. this is the wilmington entrance to the bridge. a honda landed on the roof and emergency crews had to direct traffic and the bridge was shut down for about an hour. one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but, of course, messed up traveling for lots of other people. look, the suv gets hit by the truck. that's the honda civic. you can barely see it. you can see as it goes off frame, it's already starting to tumble. just an
of the east coast are still under water after superstorm sandy. one of those areas hardest hit, staten island. in this video, we're seeing a camera from helicopter 23 from the nypd. you see them plucking people from the top of homes. in the videos we're watching, five adults and one child who were trapped were saved by helicopter 23. >> that person looks like he or she is carrying a small child, an infant almost, in her arms. >> helicopter 23 is named after the 23 new york police officers killed during the 9/11 attacks, which just adds to all this. now, from staten island to lower manhattan, still flooded. leading to lots of gridlock. one driver had a bright idea as to how to get around the gridlock. if you notice, he's going the wrong way down lexington avenue. >> i would be freaking out. >> it's the most awesome thing i've ever witnessed in new york. as long as we don't kill anybody. >> he's going to run into someone head on. >> last but not least, hoboken, another area super flooded. my friend who lives there sent us this video. it appears as though people are still working. >> there's sti
medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. >>> as superstorm sandy battering the east coast, we also have snow. >> you're a well-known storm chaser, in elkin, west virginia, in the middle of hurricanes, tornadoes, what else. what do you make from this experience? >> this is the most unusual storm i've ever chased. we'll probably never see anything like it again in our lifetime. if we do, it must have something to do with the climate change because we haven't seen anything like this in recorded history. basically when a worm core tropical cyclone, a strong hurricane, emerges with midlat tut cyclone creating the monster, a nor'easter on steroids. you inject it with tropical moisture and it goes nuts. >> in terms of the scale and impact, is it the biggest storm the northeast has ever seen? >> i think it might be, especially in term of geographicical size and scope of those impacts. one thing, when a hurricane does miss with jeff trough is it will expand in size. so, warm car tropical cyclone it's more impact. impacted with the polar stream jet stream that's when it expands and tropical force
of last resort but pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each addition
agent. >> frustration at the pump of a different kind in the wake of superstorm sandy. why gasoline is almost worth its weight in gold in new jersey and new york this morning >>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze >> i'm eric thomas. aren't you glad it is friday? san francisco police want to talk to you if you have information about the brutal beating of a muni station agent last month stemming from an argument over a bike. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness station where the attack took place. >> reporter: the man who attacked the agent was caught on camera. we have the video. take a look, see if you recognize this man. the video shows him kicking at someone, police say he tacked the muni station agent. he was mad because the agent wouldn't let him take his bike onboard he punched and kicked the agent who fell to the ground when hebñ got up the hand beat him some more. >> the at agent was injured seriously from the attack. he was transported and hospitalized for a period of time. he has been released from the hospital but he's still undergoing medical treatmen
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now at 6:30: tempers running high in the areas hardest-hit by superstorm sandy. >>> wire a >>> we're going to die. get the trucks here now. >> tempers running high in areas hit by superstorm sandy. many areas in the northeast getting back to normal but thousands still struggling to get back on their feet. here's the latest. at least 110 people have died from that storm. and that number may rise as search efforts continue. more than 3 million homes and businesses now are without power. that's down though from the height of more than 8 million at the beginning of the storm. damage estimates are expected to reach 50 billion. cbs reporter alison harmelin is in new jersey where the state is crippled without power, roads and gas. >> reporter: good evening, dana. the wind is whipping up again we're told that another snowstorm is on the way and as if things couldn't get worse on the coast, the island behind me is actually being condemned. business is going strong off the back of this u-haul outside seaside heights. entrepreneurs are selling generators and five gallon tanks of gas are goin
the devastation of super-storm sandy. but despite his good intelligences, the public reaction was swift and harsh. critics argued there was too much devastation and work to do, mainly in staten island. the wave of criticism caused the mayor and race officials to pull the plug on friday. 27-year-old beatrice craven was to be one of the runners. despite the race being cancelled, beatrice still plans a run of her own. she joins me now from new york. how are you, beatrice? >> hi, don. >> are you still going to run the entire length of the race? are you still going to do a run of your own in a different way? >> absolutely. and i completely plan on running the full -- the full marathon, the full 26.2. the course would be different. the idea is to do the original new york city marathon, which would be four loops around central park. so that's the idea. i think it's a little bit more sensible, you know, given the state that staten island is currently in. and, well, still meeting some of my own goals at the same time. >> and you're doing it why? >> i'm doing this for my mom. as you mentioned, my mom had p
recovery begins if superstorm sandy. the u.s. death toll is now at 64. the estimates of destruction and economic fallout are running around $55 billion. a part of new york's subway system is expected to be in operation today and once submerged laguardia airport will reopen at 7:00 with very limited service. >> much lower manhattan though is still in the dark. thousands of residents in hoboken new jersey across the river from manhattan have been given ready to eat meals and other supplies from the national guard. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage i
. the national guard was there to help with any emergency transports. unbelievable. superstorm sandy may even impact next week's election. >> people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last week ahead of the storm. today early voting will resiewp in maryland and -- resume in maryland and the district of columbia along with in person absentee voting in virginia. governor o'malley has also extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications. it's 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m. and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> the governor also announced state resources will help out to get early voting running again in garrett county where sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some spots. we just showed you the pretty pictures. >>> here are the latest power outage numbers. pepco has 501 outages. dominion power has more than 20,000 outages across northern virginia. bge more th
. >>> the latest following superstorm sandy it's blamed for at least 94 deaths in the u.s. two victims, a 4-year-old and his 2-year-old brother, who were swept away from their mother's arms as she tried to escape the waters on staten island. it could be 10 days before power is restored to everyone. gas shortages continue to cause problems. many stations simply don't have power and fuel trucks are having trouble making deliveries because of the damage. the "new york times" reports some emergency services were slowed down yesterday. officials have reached an agreement with a fuel supplier to ensure operations can continue. >>> these pictures show team members rescuing people from flood waters tuesday night. the federal emergency management agency activated the team sunday. it's unclear how long the team will stay in new jersey. >>> this morning, dominion virginia power has mobilized their crews to the northeast. >> sherri ly is live at the staging area at national harbor with more details now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison and tony. the crews began leaving here at national harbor
by the superstorm sandy up there. monika? >> heading south. there's construction in place just south of thornburg southbound 95 after route 606. only one lane taken up. northbound lacks grassroot here -- looks great here in springfield. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> welcome back. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane on this friday morning. >> sure, now the printer starts working. >> now it's making some noise. >> good morning, it's friday. thanks but the printer is tired. it's been a long week. i'm mike hydeck, glad you're with us, good morning monika samtani how are you? >> please give me a rest. >> yes indeed. a man who really needs some rest, this guy who's done more talking in the last week because of hurricane sandy -- >> even i'm tired of hearing my own voice. when you said welcome back i was thinking john sebastian from the "welcome back, kotter" theme. i'm dating myself i know. we've got your day planner, 30s and 40s so yeah jacket weather this morning and it would be jacket weather this afternoon. now this morning we're go
superstorm sandy was coming? liz: well, certainly last week. >> yeah, that's what i'm saying -- liz: midweek if not earlier. >> i came back from dallas on saturday because on thursday i knew this thing was happening. so the exchange knew it was coming as well. all the exchanges. here's what we know, the major exchanges had a big meeting on friday, discussed how they might plan for a monday opening. they had the same -- they had meetings with themselves and talking to their customers ie the brokerage community. we should point out that the sec communicated to the exchanges they wanted a monday opening as well. we should point out that the nyse told the trading community, both friday and saturday, that they should plan on a normal opening. okay? they did tell them that there's always contingency plans out there, ie, we may go full electronic. no floor traders, but, you know, we're doing a monday opening. what did that mean to the brokerage community? the goldman sachs, the credit suisse, what did that mean to the big traders? they have their systems in place to deal primarily with the integrat
saying a few words about what was going on in the aftermath of the superstorm sandy. we're going to continue to monitor what the president has to say. we'll bring you more of that. we also have some brand new poll numbers just in from the critical battleground state of ohio. you see the president in lima, ohio, right now. our brand new cnn/orc poll shows president obama with a narrow lead in that state 50% to mitt romney's 47%. that's within the sampling error making it still effectively a dead heat. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us right now. he's in ohio as well. john, take us inside these numbers. >> wolf, they are fascinating when you look deep in this poll. the president you just showed he's here in ohio. governor romney will be here tontd. they expect some 35,000 republicans at his rally. in this part of the state i'm in cincinnati tonight. when you look deep in our poll you see this one will be fought out through the last poll closing on election night. look at these two candidates among independents. governor romney with a slight edge 48% to 46%. a
? because superstorm sandy has shut down many gas stations in new york and new jersey leaving folks waiting in line for hours. now, cuomo says he has signed an executive order to waive the tax and registration requirements on fuel tankers. susan canne candioti. it's incredible when we hear the stories now. you have lines stretching for miles at some of these stations. you have some folks that have just absolutely have h it, and now there's a story about a driver in new york arrested after allegedly pulling out a gun on another driver. tell us what happened. >> reporter: suzanne, it's remarkable. that's right. that happened in queens, new york. police arrested a man who allegedly cut line in the gas line and pulled a gun on a customer who challenged him about cutting into the line. that's when police moved in and arrested this guy. you have to imagine there are occasional dust-ups that we have seen, short tempers in these very long lines. both yesterday and today. people get frustrated, but overall, i have noticed the people that we have seen anyway being remarkably cool. we're talking about
looking at tonight? >> thanks, jimmy. superstorm sandy is winding down, but the effects linger. i'm larry kudlow, this is a special edition of "the kudlow report." sandy, the road to recovery. >> while sandy is almost gone, she's not forgotten, as the east coast starts the healing process. >> in sandy's wake, towns destroyed. homes under water. millions without power. but today, wall street is back to business, and the pivotal election is just days away. tonight, cnbc assesses the damage and looks ahead to rebuilding. sandy, road to recovery, a special edition of "the kudlow report." >>> here's what we know two days after the killer storm called sandy hit the northeast. u.s. death toll is now at least 64. a second new york city hospital, bellevue, has been evacuated because of power and flooding issues. >> lower manhattan still a crippled zone. the markets were able to open today, but there's still flooding damage down there and also very dark streets. >> so in the metropolitan area, the recovery is a struggle. the availability of electricity to run the traffic lights, pump the gasoline,
here tomorrow, folks. jenna: fires and blizzard in the aftermath of the killer superstorm named sandy. we're glad you're with us everybody as our coverage continues on "happening now." i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the damage is stagger two days after sandy slammed the entire east coast. neighborhoods are without power and flooded out. dramatic rooftops rescues in hard-hit areas like staten island, new york. new york city subways remain shut down for a second day because of massive flooding. new york not the only place struggling to recover from a monster storm that is blamed for 55 deaths. ohio feeling the sheer force of sandy did. this powerful storm knocked down trees, snapping power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of folks in the dark there. that is drop this the bucket compared to more than eight million who have no power. at the height of the storm. some as far away as michigan. a big chunk of the outages in new york. check out incredible video from huntington, long island. you can see as sandy rip as massive tree out right by the roots. this monster storm also changin
the impact of superstorm sandy is hoboken, new jersey, right across the hudson river from here in manhattan. a city of about 50,000 people. and joining me on the phone is dawn zimmer who is the mayor of hoboken. thanks for being with us once again now. this is not highly unusual for hoboken to flood, but have you ever seen anything quite like what you're experiencing tonight? >> well, we've never seen anything quite like this where we have the city of hoboken breached by the hudson river on both sides of the city. the north and the south. and right now as we speak we have two firemen, you know, a fire company that is lit rerall having to row a boat. we got a call about a potential fire transformer on fire and fauling into a building. we're trying to check it out. we were hoping to get the national guard in here. unfortunately they haven't been able to make it up to hudson county and so we're doing the best that we can and hopefully, hopefully there's not a building on fire. we're waiting to find out, you know, and it's been a major challenge. we've got live wires down throughout the city. p
are watching msnbc's continuing live coverage of superstorm sandy. we are going to be live throughout the night. we have reporters all across the region. and msnbc meteorologist bill karins on hand here in new york. now, as of 11:30 pennsylvania's utility company reported more than 1 million people were without power in that state. the "associated press" reports that's about 20% of the state's electric customers. joining me now is philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mayor, it's good to talk to you again. we've been talking about how fluid the situation is. you and i talked about two hours ago. since then i understand one person was killed after a tree fell on a house in berks county. what's going on in philly? >> in philadelphia we do have some significant, for us, significant power outage. about 40,000 customers without power. pico energy is our provider. they do an excellent job under these circumstances, getting people back online. about 400,000 in the region, and so, again, that's a significant number, but i am quite confident that they will chop that number down over the course of the next
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit. our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of th
to the continuing coverage of superstorm sandy. the death toll is along -- is among those on the east coast and the national guard is there as well. >>> a gas station exploded in mantoloking. firefighters think the explosion resulted from monday's fire that destroyed 14 homes. however, firefighters have been unable to reach the scene as the roads are impassible. the town, which is about a mile east of trenton is under a mandatory evacuation because of sandy. >>> well, take a look at what's left in breezy point, new york. we brought you -- we were covering this yesterday morning. entire blocks of homes and businesses. they were just destroyed by flames. monday night into tuesday morning. the last county, 111 homes burned to the ground and then the hurricane-force winds fanned those flames. well, later today, president obama will tour storm damage in new jersey while mitt romney lets -- gets back on the campaign trail. coming up for you at 7:15, how -- how sandy is affecting the presidential race and why one of mitt romney's prominent supporters is praising president obama. >>> and at ktvu.co
of hurricane sandy and superstorm that followed, is american red cross, sending thousands of volunteers, to the storm ravaged northeast, the red cross providing 23,000 overnight stays for victims of the storm since saturday, tuesday night more than 9,000 people in 100 someone to red cross shelters across 13 states, joining us now, senior vice president of disaster trading for red voss -- red cross, charlie, give us an estimate to how many people remain homeless and evacuated. how many are in setters? your best estimate. >> we know that 9,000 people spent last night in american red cross shelters, 13,000 in shelters all over states red cross and independent shelters, but how many people are out displaced, that number is in tens of probably hundreds of thousands, many stay with families or are staying in hotels, probably a quarter million, really big numbers in terms of displaced. you already mentioned in terms offed size of this event. lou: hardest hit region has to be south shore of new jersey where the storm hurricane force made landfall, correct? >> certainly new jersey, new york, har
of this, the legacy of sandy, a superstorm that's living up to the name as bad as the billing, as terrible as the forecast. >> just these massive -- look at these waves coming through behind me. >> new jersey caught some of the first of it, and much of the worst. >> we're at a moment now where evacuation is no longer possible, and we won't be able to come and rescue people. >> reporter: those who stayed woke up to this. in toms river, new jersey and elsewhere, ems phones rang nonstop and rescues continued today until nightfall. crews pulling several hundred people to safety. >> we're not sure if it was a levee, a compromise -- something was compromised there. >> reporter: inland and farther north, the police chief of bergen county, new jersey describes a brief that left several towns and one trailer park as much as five feet deep in dangerous water. >> i may have lost my home. i may have lost my car. but i'm alive. >> as everyone knows in new york, sandy packed a punch for the metropolitan area yesterday. i don't think words like catastrophic or historic are too strong to explain the impac
in october. the result of superstorm sandy, which continues to cause chaos along the east coast. and here's hoboken, new jersey, still flooded by sandy in new york city. a city divided tonight between light and dark. no one can answer the big question, when will all the new york lights come back on? take a look at this. new video of what superstorm sandy did to southberry station at the tip of lower manhattan. it shows you just how extensive the damage is and why the entire subway system remains closed tonight, more than 24 hours after sandy blast add shore. we'll have the latest on the state of the subway and when it may be up and running again in a few moments. plus this dramatic video. up to ten feet of water. part of the basement of nyu langer medical center. nurses actually carried sick newborn babies down nine flights of stairs while manually pumping air into their lungs. quite extraordinary. i'll talk to a doctor iflgd in the evacuation. meanwhile, in new jersey, the state hit hardest by sandy, search and rescue missions have gone on all day long. president obama will travel there
for that to occur. and now they're off happening. let's look at this superstorm, sandy. so here's sandy, you see off the coast of north carolina. and even though we're getting the impacts now with heavy rain, the actual center still offshore. high pressure to the east over the ocean. then a really deep trough of low pressure coming from the west. normally you'd think, well, this will just push it off shore. it's doing the opposite, injecting. like a fuel injection. it's giving it more energy to pull it back on to shore. that's part of what's happening. and not only that because it will come on shore, we know that. behind it, you have some super strong cold air wrapping in behind the hurricane. so it's a hurricane that will eventually bring cold air and snow, brooke. an amazing meets logical dynamic -- meteorological dynamic situation that's unprecedented and really dangerous. millions could lose power from one or
>>> sandy strikes. the historic superstorm lives up to its billing as it crashes ashore the east coast causing chaos with deadly results. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm. and the storm has met our expect expectations. and the worst of the weather has come. >> the powerful system punishes the coastline with record-breaking storm surges. >> we had waves as high as light poles down on the boardwalk. >> leaving millions in the dark and stranding travelers from coast to coast. >> sounds like i'm going to be captain all the way through. >> the storm knocking the final days of the presidential campaign offcourse. >> it's affected a lot of families. >> i think it will take a long time for us to clean up. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with us. i'm terrell brown. we begin with sandy, no longer a hurricane. she's now a post-tropical cyclone. still doing damage as she moves inland. so far the mega storm has killed 16 people in seven states. an estimated 5.7 million people are without power and it coul
to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, ther
on the latest here on sandy. we are now calling this a superstorm. it's no longer a hurricane. lost that characteristic yesterday. the national hurricane center wrote last advisory, 11 p.m. advisory last night. it is now inland. necessity have relegated that to local national weather service offices. take a look at the radar. very impressive. heavy rain bands will be coming in, and this is why we're still dealing with the dangerous part of the storm here dealing with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and of course the tide cycles still coming in. we have high tide coming up at 9:00. that could cause additional coastal flooding as we get closer to that. on the back side of this, we have blizzard warnings flying for the mountains of west virginia into tennessee. virginia getting in on that. parts of kentucky. still gusting anywhere from 45 to 50 mile an hour. that's dangerous stuff. you do not want to be out when winds are gusting that high because there are going to be flying projectiles coming at you with wind speeds that high. we're not talking this. this, absolutely. this part is done.
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
. in washington the final push of the campaign is on after the unplanned break caused by superstorm sandy. president obama and governor romney back on the campaign trail and rich edson is watching this. rich: intense campaigning for both candidates in highly contested states. president obama in wisconsin and nevada and colorado. mitt romney is campaigning throughout virginia criticizing the president for its latest economic plan, proposing a new cabinet position. secretary of business. >> came up with an idea last night which is to create the department of business. i don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will help add millions of jobs on main street. rich: president obama says the position would streamline the federal government for businesses. in wisconsin the president is arguing his administration has made progress and a vote for governor romney is a vote for president george w. bush's policies. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up a
department after superstorm sandy hits. the man was lying on his roof when an officer in a basket was lowered to the roof and pulled him up. you can see that it's just absolutely amazing. of course a lot of this kind of stuff going on. now, one forecast firm is predicting that superstorm sandy could cost 20 billion dollars in property damage in the united states. joining us now, the president of forensic weather consultant. howard, this is obviously just the beginning, isn't it? >> this is just the beginning. you know, i know for a fact from talking to some friends of mine, that searchs and rescues are still -- that searches and rescues are still underway, making sure there are no victims left in the houses. we have a lot of emergency personnel there. then we can start to pick up the pieces. storm surge is only about 1 to 3 feet. it's still in the homes right now in parts of suffolk county and we have until about 12:00 noon today before high tide starts to go out. that's the good news. that's when the weather will start receding and some of these homes could be pumped out but not before the d
the cost of the superstorm, sandy. within the last hour, new york's subway has resumed a limited service at least. elsewhere, transport and infrastructure remains is he severely affected. today, 70 people are known to have been killed during the storm. on a visit to one of the worst affected areas, new jersey, president obama promised senior officials in all the affected states, 17 of them, that they have a direct line to his staff at the white house. we have this from new york. >> this island in new jersey, a state that was in the eye of the superstorm. such was the strength of sandy, this boat was tossed into someone's backyard. >> i promise. >> six days before the election, president obama went to see the damage for himself and pledged that the people here wouldn't be forgotten. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> the president's response has earned him compliments from an unlikely source, one of his republican opponents, mitt romney's biggest che
this superstorm sandy. it's not hyperbole. it truly is an amazing event. flooding isn't the only concern. we're also watching snowfall because sandy mixed with a cold front to produce this. it's a blizzard, and it's a dangerous one. one of the reasons we have so much coverage that extends inland as well. cnn's martin savidge is in kingwood, west virginia, about 100 miles south of pittsburgh, and the snowfall there, i have been watching you all morning, it looks as though you're in the rockies. what's the expectation where you are? >> reporter: well, ashleigh, i mean the expectation is anywhere from a foot, with he clearly have that already, you can just take a look, but it could be two feet, three feet depending where you are in the upper elevations of the state of west virginia, and right now we're under a blizzard warning. pretty easy to see why. it may look like fog but this is heavy snow that's coming down. we're also dealing with very strong winds. that's why we're under a high wind warning, and then if you can believe it, we're also under a flood warning. so it's a triple whammy here.
celebrations until monday because of unsafe conditions after superstorms storm sandy. we'll have the latest. meantime, flammable gas leaking in the storm zone. how dangerous is it? >>> an experiment on an invisible threat in all now, to the east coast and the latest on superstorm sandy. the number of people dead now put at 72. new york's governor declared a traffic emergency. he says public transit will be free tomorrow and friday. the subway will resume limited operations tomorrow. new york city was in gridlock today with people taking their cars because they needed to get to work, of course. more than six million homes and businesses are still in the dark. about two thirds of them in new york and new jersey. the president joined the state's is governor to tour the damage today. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the stock exchange was back open today in new york city after being closed monday and tuhe impact of this storm in places new jersey continues to develop. 25,000 people are
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in the wake of superstorm sandy. look at this. it is what a return to normal looks like post-sandy this morning in new york and new jersey. massive gridlock. thousands upon thousands lining up, waiting for public transportation in certain spots. this new video taken within the last hour in brooklyn. all of these people hoping to board a bus to get into manhattan. on the highways into the city, police check points and hov restrictions in place. look at that line of cars. only cars with three people or more are allowed to cross bridges and tunnels on to the island. they just made an exception to that rule saying that black cars and taxis are exempt. however, these lines are stretching for miles upon miles. meanwhile, more staggering news on the terrible toll of this storm. more than 80 people now confirmed dead. damage estimates topping $60 billion and climbing. 5.6 million people remain without electricity. the national guard has been called into communities like hoboken, new jersey, where tens of thousands are reported stranded by still high flood waters. president obama will
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